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Eight School of Science Graduate Students Named to IUPUI's Elite 50

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight School of Science graduate students were honored as an Elite 50, and one placed in the Premier 10, during the ceremony on April 15.

School of Science presents awards at the 41st Annual Honors Convocation

INDIANAPOLIS-- The event honored scholarship winners and outstanding students across all science departments.

Associate Dean of the School of Science and associate professor of biology, Kathy Marrs, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Robert L. Smith, M.B.A., President of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company provided the keynote address at the ceremony.

The following school awards were issued:

 School of Science Awards

Faculty and staff awards:

Nine Science students honored with the 2015 Plater Medallion

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight undergraduate students received the award: Corinne Blackburn, Hardeep Dhillon, Alyssa Flynn, Sarah Fortney, Ana Frausto, Arnesha Price, Alicia Quash and Roziya Tursunova. Graduate student Adam Davis also received the medallion.

The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion honors graduating IUPUI students who have shown an exemplary commitment to the community and who have developed and ethic of civic mindedness.

Associate professor of biology wins campus mentoring award

INDIANAPOLIS – The Bynum Mentor Award is given each year to outstanding academic mentors who have demonstrated longstanding and extraordinary commitment to the learning process. Roper, an associate professor of biology in the School of Science was recognized for his impact on the lives of students, commitment to student development and the ability to project and instill enthusiasm and pride.

Abramovich family honored with prestigious Spirit of Philanthropy Award

INDIANAPOLIS -- The School of Science honored the Abramovich Family with this year’s award.

IUPUI mathematician receives $1.4 million to study link between respiration and high blood pressure in sleep apnea

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sleep apnea affects an estimated 25 million adults in the United States and is associated with increased risk of hypertension, stroke, heart attack and heart failure.

Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by recurrent upper airway collapses resulting in brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Episodes occur repeatedly. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea has cumulative effects on the cardiovascular system, leading to hypertension that may be drug resistant. It is estimated that half of all individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are hypertensive.

Senior biology student named IUPUI's 2015 most outstanding female student

INDIANAPOLIS –  Science students represented more than half of this year’s Top 20. The selection of IUPUI outstanding students was announced at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 10.

Brandon Ball, Devin Bready, Fèlix Casiano-Rivera, Greg Rothchild and Anthony Taylor were honored in the Top 10 Male Students. Elizabeth Alexander, Corinne Blackburn, Sarah Fortney, Qurat-ul-Ann ‘Anna’ Mirza, Morgan Moran and Kamilah Walters were named to the Top 10 Female Students.

Annual Research Day is April 17

INDIANAPOLIS -- The open-house event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. 

The annual IUPUI Research Day provides the greater Indianapolis community, as well as IUPUI faculty, staff and students, an opportunity to learn more about the on-going, cutting-edge and multifacted research and scholarly activities at IUPUI. Research Day began in 2009.

Indianapolis Brain Bee winner thrives at national competition

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Eighth USA National Brain Bee Championship, a neuroscience competition for high school students, was held at the University of Maryland Medical and Dental Schools in Baltimore on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 2015.

Winners from 52 regional competitions in 28 states tested their knowledge of the human brain at the national level, where topics included intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, addictions and brain research.

Chemistry faculty member receives prestigious research award from NSF

INDIANAPOLIS -- “The breadth of their work -- spanning four schools and five departments on two campuses -- speaks to Indiana University’s ability to identify, recruit and welcome the leading young teacher-scholars of this generation,” José said. “It is also a clear reflection of IU’s history of building the foundations necessary for nurturing lifetimes of leadership in education and research.”

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